The People's Race is Here!
May 2, 2019  

The wait is over, entries for the 26th edition of The People's Race are officially open! In the last years, we have seen the race reach its entry cap quicker and quicker, with more and more runners asking for us to increase as they have missed out on securing a spot, with this in mind we have increased our entry capacity to 40 000 Runners! The 2019 edition will be the biggest edition yet! Click the button below and secure your spot today!
 “Every year we find ourselves dealing with disappointed runners as we sell out, which is why we’ve increased our capacity, opened entries early and promise to raise the standard higher than ever,” says Soweto Marathon Chairman Sello Khunou. “The popular route’s remain unchanged as the Soweto Marathon Trust will once again host runners in the 42km, 21km and 10km distances. This year we call on everyone to Lace Up: Conquer your hard.”
 
Race Director Danny Blumberg encourages athletes to enter early come 1 May 2019;

“Entries close on 31 July 2019 if not before should we sell out. This iconic event is an absolute must for every South African as with an unchanged route to 2018, we will once again honour Soweto’s rich history with the marathon athlete’s passing eight significant heritage sites.
 
Lace Up. Conquer Your Hard
The route that the Soweto Marathon follows is filled with historic landmarks that celebrate some of South Africa's Greats, State President Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Chris Hani, Hector Pieterson, Regina Mundi, Morris Isaacson and many more. These Greats walked, worked and lived on the streets of Soweto, and while they are no longer with us, their legacy lives on. In light of their spirit, the baton has been passed to us to carry out their vision.

At the same time, runners themselves are Greats in their own right, and thus we encourage everyone to lace up their shoes and be part of The People's Race. The Great streets of Soweto are calling for the Great in everyone, whether participating or supporting.

There is a saying that goes, “The hard is what makes it great.” Well, our runners have their own internal ‘hard’ that motivates them, be it in running, living a healthy lifestyle, or life itself. That is why we call on them to Lace Up and Conquer Their Hard at the Soweto Marathon.